Skip to comments.SASSE SURGED TO VICTORY AFTER ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT COALESCED AROUND HIM
Posted on 05/15/2014 11:48:14 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Nebraska GOP Senate nominee Ben Sasse may not see himself as an establishment slayer, but Nebraska's primary voters may have given him a dominating 27-point victory on Tuesday to send a message to the Washington Republican establishment.
At the beginning of the year, Shane Osborn's internal polling still showed him with 39 percent of the vote, while Sasse and Sid Dinsdale had 7 percent each. Sasse's internal polling had him trailing by as much as 37 points last year. By February, however, the race was a dead heat, according to a poll by Harper Polling. Sasse closed the gap and surged to the nomination on Tuesday because he was backed by politicians and anti-establishment groups that gave him the good housekeeping seal of approval as the candidate who would be the least-aligned with the Washington establishment. When former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed him in March, which was followed by endorsements from Obamacare opponents Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), Sasse's campaign gained even more momentum and started pulling away in the race.
Sasse introduced himself to Nebraskans and the nation last year with a video the Drudge Report made viral that was as much about his opposition to Obamacare as it was a denunciation of Washington's Republican establishment and the permanent political class that did not fight staunchly enough to defund the law.
Soon after, he told Breitbart News he wanted to move the nation's capital to Nebraska, and he was hailed as the "Obamacare Nemesis" on the cover of National Review. The Senate Conservatives Fund then backed his candidacy, which did not sit well with Sen. Mitch McConnell...
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Looks like the voters Mitch slapped McConnell.
....which is what ought to happen in South Carolina and Mississippi....to Graham and Cochran.
Follow this model across the country!
It would be great if Matt Bevin could pull off the same “shocker” in KY and defeat Mitch McConnell.
It just can’t happen in KY, where the status quo is supreme. They would still be voting for Earle Clements, Alben Barkley, Harry Lee Waterfield, and John Sherman Cooper if they were all still living.
I understand what you’re saying Theodore, but, I’m thinking that Alison L. Grimes might take Mitch out in November because informed Conservatives will NOT vote for McConnell. That will be enough votes lost by McConnell to turn it for Grimes.